Durham PreK Teacher Spotlight – April 2021

April 21, 2021

Durham PreK is committed to high-quality early education, and one way we support that is through weekly technical assistance and coaching with Durham PreK teachers and directors. Each month, we highlight some of the incredible work our teachers and students are doing. Check out the highlights from March and April below! Classroom Highlights Another Beautiful…

Voces en la Comunidad – April 2021

April 21, 2021

Rompiendo los estereotipos con los niños en edad preescolar In English Este mes, hablamos con la Sra. Belle Bayron del Children ‘s Campus en Southpoint sobre cómo abordar los estereotipos con los niños en edad preescolar. Los niños comienzan a aprender acerca de los estereotipos durante sus primeros años e incluso comienzan a reconocerlos cuando…

Voices in the Community

March 26, 2021

Breaking Down Stereotypes with Pre-K Aged Children En Español This month, we talked to Ms. Belle Bayron from Children’s Campus at Southpoint about addressing stereotypes with pre-K aged children. Children begin to learn about stereotypes during their earliest years, and even begin to recognize them by the time they enter pre-K. You may have some…

Congratulations, Ms. Yvette!

March 25, 2021

Though we are sad to see her leave the director position at Primary Colors Early Learning Center, we are so proud and happy to announce Ms. Yvette will be pursuing her passion for clinical research by working on a COVID-19 research study. In a year like we’ve had the last twelve months, it is even…

Happy International Women’s Day

March 8, 2021

Happy International Women’s Day! Throughout history, women have taught children across the world. In America, women cared for young children in their homes and then eventually in schools. They began to gain certifications in teaching from teachers colleges, developed the field professionally, and advocated for the betterment of schools. Today, the education workforce is overwhelmingly…

Children’s Books that Promote Racial Equity

February 5, 2021

Learning to read not only allows children to gain skills in literacy, but they also gain access to learning about the world around them- from their favorite animals and outer space to the complex social justice issues and everything in between. “Reading is a crucial skill that we use daily to gain knowledge, understand information,…

Durham PreK Annual Report

January 15, 2021

Durham PreK began as an idea to serve Durham’s young children, and grew into a collaborative program with private child care centers, Durham Public Schools, Durham Head Start and NC Pre-K. Early childhood leaders in Durham served on a task force with the mission to determine the necessary components of a universal pre-K program, and…

Reading & Classroom Library

November 30, 2020

The classroom library center is another place in the classroom that allows children to build foundational skills for future academic learning and to explore their interests. Part of developing literacy skills is learning about books themselves, looking at the pictures, and creating their own words for the story. Once the children begin to learn how…

Music and Movement

November 30, 2020

Music and movement activities can teach children many different kinds of skills. They can learn about patterns by hitting the drum or shaking an egg shaker to a certain beat, which also includes practicing coordination for big and small movements. Music and movement can also teach strategies for handling their emotions and solving problems. Teachers…

Outdoor Play

November 30, 2020

Outdoor Play is very important to the growth and development of our children. It offers opportunities for our children to be active and develop social skills. For example, learning to take turns on the swings, making up rules to a game and following them as a group, teamwork, and building friendships. It also offers opportunities…

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The 2021-2022 Durham PreK Application is still open! Click here to access the application information and materials.